The Texas House of Representatives is considering Senate Bill 8 (identical companion to HB 1515) and House Bill 1280 on the House Floor on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Senate Bill 8 is an unconstitutional, near-total ban on abortion before most people even know they are pregnant. The bill creates frivolous and harassing lawsuits against anyone who helps people in Texas access abortion care. Anyone, regardless of whether or not they are connected to the person having an abortion, could sue an abortion provider, an abortion fund, and anyone else who helped that person get an abortion for a perceived violation of any abortion restriction.
House Bill 1280 would ban abortion in Texas with few exceptions in the case that Roe v. Wade gets overturned and subjects doctors to criminal and civil penalties and disciplinary actions.
Take action with us RIGHT NOW to fight against these devastating bills:
- ☎️ Find your Texas state representative and call their office using the following script: “I am your constituent and I am asking the representative to vote no on SB 8 and HB 1280. SB 8 would not only ban abortion before most people know they are pregnant, it also allows random strangers to harass anyone who helps people access abortion with lawsuits. HB 1280 would ban nearly all abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned. I strongly oppose any legislation that restricts abortion access. The Texas House needs to focus on the real crises facing Texans like access to health care, responding to COVID-19, maternal mortality, and the energy crisis, not Dan Patrick’s political agenda.”
- ☎️ Call the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker Dade Phelan, at (512) 463-1000, using the following script: “I’m a Texas resident calling to tell the Speaker to STOP advancing SB 8 and HB 1280, and any other legislation that attacks abortion access. The Texas House needs to focus on the real crises facing Texans like access to health care, responding to COVID-19, maternal mortality, and the energy crisis, not Dan Patrick’s political agenda.”